Best Vegan Fast Food Chains in the USA

Fast food giants are asking the public if they are interested in vegan options, a delightful trend that has evolved over the past few years. The answer has always been a resounding “YES”, as evidenced by the fact that vegan products become bestsellers before they usually sell out. You voted and these are the best vegan fast food restaurants in the US.

Chipotle is a staple on college campuses and an integral part of the lives of millennials, Gen Zers and gym goers. Its pinto beans, fajita vegetables and sofritas (poblano tofu stew, low in fat but rich in flavor) have catapulted the brand onto the plates of people on a wide variety of diets.

Chipotle

Chipotle

While sweet, fluffy cinnamon gingerbread and black bean and rice are already vegan, the famous Black Bean Crunchwrap Supreme is why you’re here. Just omit the nacho cheese and sour cream and you’re good to go. Click here to read our guide on how to eat vegan at Taco Bell.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Blaze Pizza is a Pasadena-based fast food chain created by veteran entrepreneurs Elise and Rick Wetzel of Wetzel’s Pretzels. Their high-rise, original, and homemade gluten-free dough serves as the perfect base for soy-free vegan cheese, plant-based spicy chorizo, and an assortment of fresh chopped vegetables.

Blaze Pizza

Kimberly Tran

Green carrots denote foods that can be changed to accommodate a plant-based diet. It could be Maya Angelou (cooked with “steak”, a messy sauce also known as garlic aioli, lettuce and tomatoes) or Mike’s Meatless Meatballs. For those days when your creative cooking juices are in full swing, build your laptop from scratch as all sandwiches are fully customizable.

Ike sandwiches

Ike sandwiches

For 2019, Burger King has updated its iconic Whopper. Lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, pickles and onions remain, but in the new version, the mayonnaise has been removed, and the beef has been replaced with the Impossible Cutlet. Don’t forget to add a serving of french fries or hash browns to this burger.

Burger King

Burger King

Del Taco stands out for its completely separate vegan menu. Now you can walk through a gas station and proudly announce, “I’ll have two Beyond Guacamole tacos, one with corn, one with flour, with Crinkle Cut Fries, please!”

del taco

del taco

&Pizza is a fast growing East Coast restaurant chain with a presence in states such as New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The ordering process is very simple: choose from traditional or gluten-free pastry, spicy or regular tomato sauce and toppings such as mozzarella, sausage, spicy chickpeas, broccoli, pineapple, arugula and banana pepper.

&Pizza

&Pizza

More than 700 Qdoba stores across the U.S. offer Mexican-inspired dishes, including home-cooked dishes such as a bowl of fajita made with seasoned Impossible meat on a bed of cilantro-lime rice, sautéed sweet peppers, and corn salsa. You can also opt for breakfast burritos, taco salads, or guacamole chips. Click here to read our guide on how to eat vegan at Qdoba.

Kudoba

Kudoba

Panda Express announced the sale of 1,300 pounds of Beyond The Original Orange Chicken on July 26, 2021, the first day of their limited partnership with Beyond Meat. This meteoric success has led the company to expand their partnership to include Beyond Beef, which is added to both their mapo tofu and green beans.

Panda Express

Panda Express

Fresh Brothers’ competitive edge has always been their ability to combine West Coast flavors, enhanced nutritional value and family-friendly recipes in their pies. Mozzarella daya and plant-based pepperoni topped with crispy flaky crusts will appeal to those who love the classics. Vegan Da Works amplifies this by adding Beyond Sausage, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms and onions.

fresh brothers

Joel Alatorre

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